Ready : What You Need to Know
Welcome to middle school!
High school graduation and college prep may not seem like top priorities right now, but even little things you do now can help you prepare for success in middle school, high school, and beyond!
Now is the time to start trying new classes, get involved in extracurricular activities, and develop strong study habits. Graduation is still several years away, giving you time now to think about what you want to do when you’re older and to set yourself up for success.
You can do or be anything you want in the future if you start planning now. Planning to continue your education after high school will help you achieve the future of your dreams.
Did you know: college graduates…
- Live longer, healthier lives?
- Are more likely to stay employed?
- Are more likely to enjoy their work?
- Can change careers more easily?
- Earn $20,000 a year more, on average, than high school graduates?
No matter what you want to be when you grow up, completing your education will help.
Your residency and citizenship status can have an impact on things like financial aid and the cost of tuition.